How to write engaging social media posts for your business

engaging social media posts

A post by Emma John. 

Social media marketing is considered an effective method to drive organic traffic to your website and generate higher revenue for your business. It is a balanced mixture of social media ads, graphics, and concise, meaningful, and enticing captions.

However, if you want bespoke results from your digital marketing strategy, you must invest more effort, time, and money in social media marketing. While social media marketers and designers must perform their jobs excellently, writers must provide those ads and graphics which are understood by the targeted audience.

Your audience needs a means to interact with you, and engaging social media posts provide them with exactly that. You just need to ensure the content you articulate for your social media posts is capable enough to grab the attention of the targeted audience at once.

Some practical tips can help you make it possible. Keep these tips in mind while creating content for your social media posts, and you are likely to witness miracles in terms of the response and return you will get because of it.

We have discussed a few tips in this writing to help you make sure your engaging social media posts deliver bespoke results for you.

Further details are given below:

Define the purpose before writing engaging social media posts

Writing posts for the social media handles of your brand is a serious task; you can’t take it lightly. Hence, make sure you have a properly defined purpose for the post in your mind before you start writing it.

There could be various purposes for posts published on your social media handles. For example, you may aim to educate your audience or entertain them.

Alternatively, the goal behind your post could be to motivate your audience regarding a particular day or event or to promote your product. Having the purpose of the post in your mind will allow you to write compelling posts.

Avoid posts which resemble any other source

The audience demands unique content everywhere these days. You can’t make the mistake of publishing duplicate or plagiarised content, whether it is a blog or a social media post.

Suppose the audience finds duplicated content published on your social media handles. In this case, you are likely to see a sudden downfall in the number of your social media followers.

Therefore, the best way to avoid this is to post unique content on your social media platforms. You should be vigilant about the uniqueness of content created for engaging social media posts.

An efficient free plagiarism detector can help make this possible. Simply search online to find a free online plagiarism checker which will check content written for engaging social media posts and highlight duplicate phrases.

Keep engaging social media posts concise

Writing content for the web, i.e. blogs, articles or anything else, and writing content for engaging social media posts are different ball games. You can’t relate both these practices with each other.

When you are writing a blog, article or web content, you have the margin of extending your content or dragging it. However, in the case of engaging social media posts, this margin needs to be higher. Hence, you need to keep your content as concise as possible.

However, it doesn’t mean that you have to make a compromise on the effectiveness or meaning of your content. Instead, you need to test your creativity and come up with the words which are the best of the lot, even if you use a sarcastic tone.

Accurate facts and figures are a must

While we have mentioned very few similarities between the content written for web and engaging social media posts, it is worth mentioning that wrong information doesn’t go unnoticed anywhere.

Therefore, ensure you have included the right facts and figures in your social media posts.

The audience which gets to read your posts trusts your brand, and if the information you provide is wrong or misleading, it will not forgive you. Hence, ensure the facts and figures you include in your social media posts are accurate and verified by authoritative sources.

Add CTAs and hashtags to your engaging social media posts

The purpose of creating content, whether for a blog post or social media post, is to generate conversions, which is only possible when you embed CTAs (Calls to Action) in your content in a natural and meaningful manner.

Like blog posts, you need to add CTAs in your engaging social media posts. Doing this will allow you to create conversions and ultimately get the results you want from your social media posts.

In addition, you also need to add several hashtags to your posts to make them relevant to a particular topic. These hashtags can come in handy when the targeted audience search for posts related to a particular topic.

However, ensure you don’t slap your engaging social media posts with loads of hashtags. Instead, use hashtags according to the demand of individual social media platforms.

About the author

Emma JohnEmma is a digital marketer and a writer who has introduced various modern strategies in her published articles. Emma was born and raised in New York. She was a bookseller before moving to children’s publishing and worked for Knowledge Creators Company as a creative writer. She wrote a number of articles and blogs for teens and children on the adequate use of technology while working in that company. Emma is famous for her great knowledge about the modern innovations that can be depicted in her writing.

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